Knuckle Pups brings a DIY ethic to melodic indie-punk songs. Principle songwriter, Oliver Holloway, crafts contemplative, yet playful lyrics. Sung over thick vocal harmonies on top of catchy song structures. The calculated arrangements of the band serve as an emotional reflection of the raw lyrical subjects and visceral imagery. The songs effortlessly traverse between sweet indie-pop hooks to swelling punk crescendos. Growing up in the DIY punk scene with bands like Defiance, Ohio, Latterman, & Ps. Elliott (see: Swearin’ & Waxahatchee), while still listening to the indie-rock cannon, including bands like modest mouse, Sufjan Stevens, The Mountain Goats, Mirah, and Neutral Milk Hotel. Principle songwriter, Oliver Holloway, could never pick a side… so he decided not to. Knuckle Pups sits squarely at the intersection of DIY punk – and indie rock.
What I love about this band is how they combine different genres and sounds, and it works so well together. I have become a fan of this band and with every track they release I become more of a fan.
This latest single has a unique and chilled sound throughout which you can’t help but love. The combination of catchy lyrics, harmonies and brilliant vocals is a joy to hear and helps this track to really stand out. There is nothing I can fault with this track.
The music video was conceived, shot, and edited in 72 hours, this video was the result of the Fort Collins Music Experiment. It is the second Single off Knuckle Pups upcoming debut full-length album.
I really enjoyed listening to this single and I look forward to hearing more music from this incredibly talented band in the future.
By Ollie Cooper